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Pierre Hebert (abt. 1735 - abt. 1786)

Pierre Hebert
Born about in Cobequit, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
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Husband of — married 1755 in Acadiemap
Husband of — married 30 Jun 1760 in Pleurtuit, Ile-et-Villaine, Francemap
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Died about at about age 51 in Louisiana, New Spainmap
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PIERRE HEBERT is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana, on Plaque 11-L, La Ville d'Arcangel. He is listed with his wife, Susanne Pitre; their sons Pierre, Francois, Joseph, Maturin, and Jean Baptiste; their daughter Marie; and Marguerite Henry, his stepdaughter.[1]

Pierre Hebert was born in 1735 in Cobequit, Acadia to Jean Hebert III and Marie Claire Dugas. Like all of his compatriots who experienced the Grand Dérangement, Pierre led a most interesting and tragic life.

In 1755, he married Marie Madeleine Blanchard.

Known children:

During the Seven Years War, he was forced to leave his home at Beaubassin to escape the English. He brought his family to Ile Saint-Jean, where he settled at Grand Anse in the 1750s.

After Louisbourg fell in 1758, there was a large "second wave" of deportations of Acadians... from Ile Royale and Ile Saint-Jean. 3,500 people were deported from Ile Saint-Jean in 1758 on the Nautilus, Parnasus, Narcissus, Hind, Violet, and Duke William. The latter two ships sank.

On the trip, Pierres' two young children died and were cast into the sea. They arrived in St. Malo France on one of the five ships. But the harsh trip was too much for Madeleine, and she died shortly after their arrival in Saint-Malo, France.

Pierre lived at Ploubalay from 1759 to 1775. He married Suzanne Pitre in 1760.[2] Suzanne had recently lost her husband. They raised several children.

It seems that, unlike many of the Acadians in France, they never tried any of the proposed Acadian settlements around France; they stayed in the St. Malo area.

When the opportunity to sail to Louisiana came, they boarded the only ship to leave the Saint-Malo port. After running aground at the mouth of the Mississippi River, the ship La Ville d'Archangel finally made it to the Spanish port of New Orleans on December 3, 1785.

Their son Francois was involved in one of the marriages arranged by Navvare. Though most of the Acadians who arrived in 1785 settled in the Lafourche area, a small band from their ship settled north of Baton Rouge along Bayou des Ecores (present day Thompson's Creek). Suzanne died the following year.

One son, Pierre Jean, settled further north across the river. It appears the other five sons moved to the south to join the Acadians along Bayou Lafourche. This would have happened no later than 1794, when a hurricane wiped out the Bayou des Écores Acadian Settlement.

His death appears to have been between 1786 and 1795.


  1. The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial, compiled by Jane G. Bulliard and the Wall of Names Committee (Scott, LA: Hulco, 2002) p. 43.
  2. Citation is missing name of text or document: Marriage of Pierre Hebert and Suzanne Pitre:
    Name: Pierre Hebert
    Spouse: Suzanne Pitts
    Marriage Date: 30 juin 1760 (30 Jun 1760)
    City: Ploubalay
    Department: Côtes-d'Armor
    Compiler: Michelle MERAD, Renée LEROUX, Julien THOMAS-CADIOU
    Full Text: HEBERT Pierre, (Acadie), veuf de Magdeleine BLANCHART et fils de Jan, x PITTS Suzanne, (Acadie), de Jean Baptiste Olivier, (une fille Marie, née le 28 04 1761 à Laurodel), (mariage Pleurtuit), 30 06 1760. See:
    Marriage record in Pleurtuit.

From Karen Theriot Reader:

Note: BIRTH-PARENTS-MARRIAGES-CHILDREN-RESIDENCES: Albert Robichaux, Jr., THE ACADIAN EXILES IN SAI NT-MALO; 1758-1785; Eunice, LA, Hebert Publications, 1981, Part I, vol. II; pp. 476-478, family #532; contains Family Genealogies H-Z. Pierre HEBERT, born about 1736 in the parish of St. Pierre and St. Paul [Cobequid] in Acadia, son of Jean & Claire DUGAST (see family #513). He married 1st about 1755 to Madeleine BLANCHARD; two daughters. He and wife Madeleine disembarked at St. Malo on 23 Jan 1759 from one of the "Five ships." Both daughters died at sea during the crossing. Pierre married 2nd on 30 Jun 1760 at Pleurutit[sic], Ille-et-Vilaine, France to Susanne PITRE (widow of Jean-Baptiste-Olivier HENRY, daughter of Jean & Marguerite TERRIOT; seven children listed. Pierre resided at Ploubalay from 1759-1772. On 12 Aug 1785 he and wife Susanne with six children left France on the ship "La Ville D'Archangel," which arrived in Louisiana on 3 Dec 1785. Title: Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, vol. 2, 1770-1803 Publication: Baton Rouge, LA: Diocese of Baton Rouge, 1980 Page: p. 356 Text: He died before son Bautista's marriage in Aug 1795. Title: Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, vol. II, pt. A Author: Public Archives of Canada Publication: 1905; reprint Bowie, MD, Heritage Books, 1994. Note: Appeared as Sessional Paper No. 18. Includes LaRoque census. Page: p. 117 Text: Pierre HEBERT, age 17 years, oldest son at home of Claire DUGAST (widow of Jean HEBERT), living with her and seven siblings at Grande Anse, on Isle St. Jean. They had been in the country one year. Livestock: 3 oxen, 1 cow, 1 bull, 3 wethers, 2 sows and 2 pigs. Title: Archives of the Port of St-Servan Author: Brest, France. Archives de la Marine Note: Sent by François Roux in Mar 2011. Text: Pierre HEBERT, age 23 years, a laborer, is on the list of dole allotments for five months aft er arrival at St. Malo. His wife Madeleine BLANCHARD, age 30 years, died after two months. Their two daughters had died at sea. Title: Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index Author: Donald J. Hébert Publication: Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1995 Page: pp. 86-87 Text: Pierre HÉBERT, age 50, father of the 3rd family (of 9 persons) aboard "La Ville d'Archangel, " traveling with [2nd] wife Suzanne PITRE, age 55, and six children, plus one daughter-in-la w [sic, daughter of wife's 1st marriage]. Upon disembarking, the Spanish authorities listed Pedro HEBERT received 1 each of hatchet, knife, large knife; 2 axes; 3 each of shovel and hoe.

Title: Acadian Marriages in France: Department of Ille-Et-Vilaine Author: Albert J. Robichaux Publication: Gretna, LA: Author, 1976 Note: In Department of Ille-et-Vilaine, 1759-1776. Page: p. 155 Text: Pierre HEBERT, major son of deceased Jan & deceased Claire DUGAS, widower of Magdeleine BLANCHARD, resident of Ploubalay, married on 30 Jun 1760 at Pleurtuit to Suzanne PITRE, major daughter of deceased Jan & deceased Margueritte THERIOT, widow of Jan Baptiste Olivier HENRY, resident at Pleurtuit. Both are natives of the parish of St. Pierre and St. Paul in Acadie. Dispensation granted for affinity and consanguinity granted 30 Jun 1760. Witnesses: Pierre HEBERT; Anselme PITRE; Elizabeth PITRE; Margueritte Genevieve PITRE, all relatives have declared not knowing how to sign. Title: Marriage Record Page: images #68 & 69 Note: Photocopy of parish records at Pleurtuit, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, on LDS film strip # Text: On the 20 Jun 1760 the promise of marriage was made between Pierre HEBERT, major son of deceased Jan & Claire DUGAS (widower of Magdeleine BLANCHARD), domiciled in Ploubalay, and Suzanne PITRE, major daughter of deceased Jan & Margueritte THERIOT (widow of Jan Baptiste Olivier HENRY), domiciled here, both originally from the parish of Sts. Pierre & Paul [in Acadia]. Banns were read on the 22 Jun, 24 Jun, and 29 Jun, by And: LOUIEUX, priest.

"Le 30e juin 1760 j'ai administré la benediction nuptiales a Pierre Hebert fils majeur de feus Jan et de Claire Dugas, veuf de Magdeleine Blanchard domicilié de Ploubalay, et a Suzanne Pitre fille majeur de feus Jan et Margueritte Theriot veuve de Jan Baptiste Olivier Henry, domiciliée d'ici après trois bans faits canoniquement et sans opposition dans les deux paroisses tous deux originaires de la paroisse de St. Pierre, et Saint Paul dans l'Acadie diocese de Quebec au la dispense d'un triple empechement affinite et de consanguinité qui se trouve entre eux accordée par monseigneur Levesque en d'alle ?present jour signé Joannes Josepis e Madou? , et plus b? ? ? janvier d?ment indi?uée le dit jour signé ?icher, les contractants, et Pierre Hebert, Anselme Pitre, Elisabeth Pitre, Margueritte Genevieve Pitre, les tous parents ont declarés ne scavoir signer, et ont signés avec nous: Ambroise Dupuis Guillaume Haquin, Guillaume Briand, M? N. Roulin, Curé"

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Promesse de mariage le 29 juin 1760 à Ploubalay (Côtes d'Armor)

Promesse de mariage entre h(onorables) gens Pierre HEBERT, fils majeur de feu Jan, veuf de Magdelene BLANCHART, originaire de l'Acadie et domicilié de cette p(aroi)sse et Suzanne PITH, fille majeure de Jan, veuve de Jan Baptiste Olivier HENRY, originaire de l'Acadie diocèse de Québec et domiciliée de Pleurtuit 3e p(ubli)ca(ti)on.

Marriage record in Pleurtuit

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